I’ve been on a social media sabbatical, so to speak for a little while now. I didn’t want to blog. I quit playing games on Facebook. I almost quit Facebook altogether but I didn’t. I just felt “tied down” to these items and I needed a breather.
You know what I discovered? I really don’t miss Facebook games at night (or trying to harvest crops on my lunch break).
I am still going to keep my account and friendships (although I’ve downgraded to real friends, not just gaming acquaintances that I’ve accumulated). I still post my daily Scripture verse and anything in the world of health/organics that could help somebody. Other than that, I’m not on it much.
I’ve been free from anti-depressants for over 30 days now. I don’t miss them either. :-)l All I can say is Praise the Lord! He is the only One Who could have ever gotten me this far. He’s helped me go from 286 lbs to 195, so far. I’m still journeying on that one. It will be a while before I reach my ideal body weight but it really didn’t start out as a diet to lose weight. It was a lifestyle change to get healthy. I’m just going to say “Only God.” Only God could have done what He’s done with me.
My husband and I are closer than ever before. We are both studying God’s Word, getting closer to Him. It makes a HUGE difference in your marriage, let me tell you.
If you don’t think that God can make a difference in your life, I’m living proof He can. I look back at my life a year ago and I am amazed. He’ll only do it if you let Him. He will never force Himself on you.
And, a word to the wise, it does not happen overnight. I remember as vivid as it was yesterday, in 2004, I prayed that He would take me, break me, mold me, make me into what He wanted me to be. I was at rock bottom and I had made a mess of my life and needed Him to take over.
Each year has its challenges and there have been gradual changes inside but I’d have to say that this past year was the most vivid because of staying in Scripture, doing daily studying and constant communication with Him. It is VITAL to the relationship and your maturity in Christ.
Invite Him. Take that first step of faith and you’ll be surprised what He can do.